World News


Relief items in short supply in landlocked Nepal
May 09 2015
Anam Tamang was excited: A truck of earthquake relief supplies had finally arrived at Caritas Nepal headquarters in Kathmandu.

Vatican releases details of pope’s July 5-12 visit to South America
May 08 2015
Pope Francis’ July 5-12 visit to Latin America will put him closely in touch with his Jesuit roots.

Pope signs decrees in causes for Blessed Serra, married couple, martyrs
May 07 2015
Although he already has said he will canonize Blessed Junipero Serra in Washington in September, Pope Francis formally approved a sentence by members of the Congregation for Saints’ Causes recommending the move.

Pope: Marriage is brave promise to love like Jesus, not showy ceremony
May 06 2015
A Christian marriage isn’t just a big ceremony held in a church with nice flowers and everyone wearing fancy clothes, Pope Francis said.

USCCB president calls same-sex marriage great social experiment
May 05 2015
The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops called same-sex marriage “the greatest social experiment of our time” and said that “children do not need experiments,” but rather the love of a mother and father at the third annual March for Marriage rally supporting traditional marriage on Capitol Hill.

Circus center ring becomes stage for death-defying feats and religion
May 03 2015
Brazilian trapeze artist Estefani Evans flies through the air above the center ring, mesmerizing the gasping spectators below.

U.S. sister ‘changed my life,’ says orphaned man who had tumor as child
May 02 2015
Patrick Daly was orphaned at age 8, and that’s when the tumor on his right cheek began to grow.

Battle with malaria epidemic shaped career of Mercy Sister who is doctor
May 02 2015
Mercy Sister Karen Schneider stepped off a two-passenger plane in the middle of the jungle and walked into a malaria epidemic.

Poor, marginalized to get VIP seating at Vatican charity concert
May 01 2015
For an upcoming Vatican charity concert, Rome’s immigrants, poor, elderly and marginalized will be getting front-row VIP treatment, while benefactors will be seated in the back.

Sister Mary Ann Walsh, woman of faith, writer, spokeswoman, dies at 68
May 01 2015
Mercy Sister Mary Ann Walsh, who went from hometown schoolteacher to Vatican correspondent, died April 28.